#18 Chad Girodo
Position: LHP
Bats: L
Throws: L
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 195
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hartselle, AL
High School: Hartselle HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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Veteran southpaw seasoned with 47 appearances (five starts) and 86.0 innings of mound duty in three seasons • Sports a 5-4 career record with a 6.70 earned run average • Two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll selection.

Made 11 relief appearances as a junior, fashioning an 0-1 record with a 5.87 earned run average • Tallied six strikeouts in 7.2 innings of pitching • Registered a season-high four strikeouts in 2.1 innings of relief work against Memphis (Feb. 29) and matched that season-high with 2.1 innings of work out of the bullpen at Southeastern Louisiana (Mar. 13) • Took the loss in that 4-3 setback against the Lions • Pitched in four SEC games (0-0, 9.00 ERA) and in two NCAA Tallahassee Regional games  against Samford (June 1-3) • Among 17 Diamond Dogs named to the 2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll • Starred last summer out of the San Luis Obispo Blues' bullpen in the California Collegiate League, compiling a 1-0 record with a save, 44 strikeouts  and a remarkable and team-best 0.99 ERA in 27.1 innings of relief.

Made 17 mound appearances as a sophomore, 16 in relief • Finished with a 3-0 record and a 5.76 earned run average • Tallied 29 strikeouts in 29.2 innings • Worked a season-longest 4.2 innings in an opening weekend start against Akron (Feb. 19) • Fanned a season-best five batters in 3.2 innings of relief work in MSU's 6-1 Governor's Cup Game victory over Ole Miss (Apr. 19) • Also had late-season four-strikeout showings at South Alabama (May 3) and at Ole Miss (May 14) • Appeared in 11 SEC games, picking up all three of his wins in league play at No. 1 Vanderbilt (Mar. 20), vs. No. 20 Auburn (Mar. 25), and at Ole Miss (May 12) • Carded a 3-0 record with a 3.86 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 11.2 innings • One of 14 Bulldogs named to the 2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Took the hill for 19 pitching appearances as a freshman, including four starts • Posted a 2-3 record with a 7.40 earned run average and 28 strikeouts in 48.2 innings of mound duty • Made his collegiate debut with 4.0 innings of two-hit relief work and three strikeouts in a 6-5 win over UAB (Feb. 23) • Registered a season-longest relief appearance (5.1 innings) against Southeastern Louisiana (Feb. 27) • Made his first career start two appearances later against Michigan State (Mar. 6) • Also drew game-opening mound duty against Georgia (Mar. 28), Northwestern State (May 12) and at Southern Miss (May 18) • Notched his first career win with a two-inning, one-hit relief stint in State's 7-6 win over Memphis (Mar. 24) • Closed out his rookie campaign with an impressive complete-game win at Southern Miss (May 18) • Tallied a season-high six strikeouts in the win over the Golden Eagles • All three losses came against SEC foes - at Florida (Mar. 20), vs. Arkansas (Apr. 10) and vs. Ole Miss (May 2) • Carded an 0-3 worksheet with an 11.88 ERA in 10 SEC appearances • Made one start - vs. Georgia (Mar. 28) • Ranked third in innings pitched among MSU's seven freshman pitchers and fifth overall.

Four-year letter-winner and three-year starting pitcher at Hartselle High School • Coached by William Booth • Compiled a team-leading 17-1 record with an 0.47 and helped lead the Tigers to a nation-leading 50-9 record, the state 5A championship and a No. 22 national ranking • Named to the Collegiate Baseball/Louisville Slugger High School All-American Team • Southpaw who piled up 136 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 105.1 innings pitched • First-team selection on the Birmingham News All-State team and both the Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State and the ASWA's 10-player Super All-State teams • Tossed a staff-best nine complete games in 18 starts while limiting opponents to .168 hitting • Carved an 8-5 record with two saves, 115 strikeouts and a 1.90 ERA as a junior in 2008 • Concluded his four-year prep career with 25-11 record, five saves, a 1.60 earned run average and 333 strikeouts and 59 walks over 275 innings pitched • Played summer league baseball with the Excel Blue Wave, coached by former MSU standouts Steve Gendron and Matthew Maniscalco • Member of Hartselle's A-B Honor Roll.

Born Chad Alan Girodo on February 6, 1991 in Decatur, Ala. • Son of Joyce Turrentine and Danny Girodo of Hartselle, Ala. • Majoring in kinesiology.

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